"Functional Life" Parents Cry Foul

Parents of children in the Functional Life Skills program at Glebe elementary complained to the school board that they watched as the schools took months to redraw the boundaries for elementary schools, but notified them of changes without input. more »

Jun 18, 2013 in Schools (2 Comments)


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Chickens Across the Country

In an article and video, the Mercury has spoken with people on the Urban Agriculture Task Force and with those across the country about the reports to be released tomorrow and what it means for backyard hens and the people who raise them. more »

Jun 10, 2013 by in Countywide (1 Comments)


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Carlin Hall Reopens

Bad weather this winter and early spring slowed the renovation of Carlin Hall, but the community celebrated the grand reopening on Saturday June 1 as part of the Glencarlyn Days festivities. (See our slideshow.) more »

Jun 4, 2013 by Gerald Martineau | in Countywide


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Lessons from John

There are things that I and my classmates will experience in life that John will never get to, and as heartbreaking as it is, there is comfort in knowing that though John’s life was cut short, he made the most of being a happy with the time he had. more »

Jun 10, 2013 by Emma Sheehy in Schools (1 Comments)


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Corps Issues a Finding of No Significant Impact

The Army Corps. of Engineers has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Millennium Project at Arlington National Cemetery. A full Environmental Impact Statement will not be conducted and the project will move ahead as planned. more »

Jun 6, 2013 by in Countywide

Money Available to Civic-Minded High Schoolers

The Arlington County Civic Federation will award up to $2,000 annually to high schoolers working on civic engagement activities, the group decided last night in a 34 to three vote. The program will be piloted in the coming year. more »

Jun 5, 2013 in Countywide


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Fisette Crusades Against the Plastic Bottle

When you have a choice between tap or bottled water, choose the tap, county board Vice Chair Jay Fisette told the Arlington Civic Federation Tuesday night. more »

Jun 5, 2013 by in Countywide

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    It's True: 501c3 status and a Hiatus to Pursue Money

    Jul 15, 2013 10:19:44 AM

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    "Steadfast" Is Elemental in Its Strength

    The situations in this book are pertinent to those in our world, where women unfortunately can still be abused by men with relative immunity, even though the legal system and the laws are better than those of the early 20th century.

    Jun 17, 2013 8:23:00 AM

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    Boundary Changes Are Dead, Long Live the Boundary Changes

    Jun 11, 2013 4:48:21 PM

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    Team Kids, Empowering Kids

    The idea behind Team Kids is that the kids do the planning and work. The adults merely make it possible. "It's a deliberate transfer of power," from the adults to the children, the group's founder said.

    Jun 11, 2013 7:12:18 AM

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    Epic Stories and Personal Narratives in "Earth Afire"

    From grand, epic stories to individual narratives of families on the brink, Card and Johnston deliver with "Earth Afire." As always, crisis brings out both the best and the worst in people.

    Jun 10, 2013 7:00:00 AM | 1 comment(s)

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    1700 Years of Experience Retires

    Arlington Public Schools celebrated the careers of 82 retirees at a celebration before the school board meeting Thursday June 6, 2013.

    Jun 7, 2013 11:29:00 AM

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